Moving back to scotland

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  1. Dan Paton

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    Just as I start to build a round here in the south it looks like I'm going to be moving back to Scotland for family reasons. Could anyone explain the licence system there. Would a Glasgow licence allow me to work outside Glasgow etc. cheers
     
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  2. simon

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    mate it can be a nightmare but it really depends where you are, i lived in kilwinning & had work in kilmarnock & up to saltcoats if i'd done it legally i should of had 2 licences but as i had no idea about it when i moved up i never bothered, but a crew i helped out now & again kept getting asked to show theirs a lot but they were in newton mearns, that was 7 rs ago though so its probably worse now.
     
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    Cheers Simon. Most of my family are in port Glasgow and Greenock but I'd imagine the work there is pretty much sewn up so I may end up in Glasgow. A licence for each council area then. Sounds like a big money making exercise
     
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    Why the funk do you need a licence to clean windows?
     
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    it can be pricey if you cover a big area but not all councils enforce it the same, there is a lot of work up there as a lot of it is 2 weekly, the lad i got my round off was paying his lads £10hr 7 yrs ago, a lot off the work in saltcoats was £3 / £4 but i still managed £20 hr without killing myself working the schemes
     
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    just tell them to kiss ya ass
    good luck on the move Dan Patton :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jake

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    What the heck is a license for?
     
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    #8 laddergarder, Jul 18, 2015
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    I am from Greenock, one of my employees licence is up next month I think, and its around £130 for three years(last I checked), which covers Inverclyde, so not too bad, as it works out at £43 per year. However some areas of Glasgow charge upwards of £200 for one year.

    They will do a criminal background check, which is far as I am aware has to be something fairly serious for them to refuse a licence for. You also must have public liability insurance in place, (check out simply business), the process normally takes about 6 weeks, from application to the licence being granted.

    If you need any help or advice, give me a call buddy.

    Gerard
    (mcmanus window cleaning, greenock)
     
  9. cheapncheerful

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    yeh bang goes cheapies idea of escaping to scotland...

    now wales is nice...:Dand they do have nice sheep..
     
  10. Dan Paton

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    Thank you Gerard. Very kind of ya mate
     
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